Mitsibishi HIA selects Alpha Systems AOA


Alpha Systems AOA announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA), Aircraft Product Support Division, has selected Alpha Systems AOA as their preferred Angle of Attack system for their MHIA MU-2.

“After months of working with MHIA, we developed an Angle of Attack (AOA) solution for the MU-2 that incorporates its flap inputs into our standard pressurized AOA configuration. Additionally, the MU-2 uses our multiple display configuration”, states Mark Korin, CEO of Alpha Systems AOA. “We are excited to be working with a global player such as Mitsubishi and look forward to the additional opportunities our technology will make possible.”

“As a former Navy pilot and an aeronautical engineer, I learned early in my career that an AOA system, such as the Alpha Systems AOA with flap inputs I have been flying for Mitsubishi, offers a simple, easy means to maintain a safe margin above stall” states Rick Wheldon, Vice President of Turbine Aircraft Services, Inc. “According to the NTSB, and in my experience, loss of control remains a major cause of aircraft accidents. Widespread use of an AOA of this quality and capabilities would without doubt result in a significant improvement in those trends.”

About Alpha Systems AOA: A division of DepotStar, Inc., Alpha Systems AOA has been in the forefront of Angle of Attack technology for the General Aviation industry since 1996. Based in Ramsey, MN, it offers solutions for certified, experimental, pressurized and non-pressurized planes. This privately held firm is owned by a pilot with a mission to improve aircraft operation and flight safety.